And the moment has finally come – the Bajaj Auto has officially launched the all-new range of Pulsar christened as ‘AS’ (Adventure Sport) in 2 variants – 200 AS and 150 AS. The introductory price of the Pulsar 200 AS is Rs. 91,500/-, while the Pulsar 150 AS is priced at Rs. 79,000/- (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The company promotes the AS models with the tagline “Adventure Never Stops” and the duo is available in three vibrant colours namely – Blue, Black and Red. Both the models get half-fairing with an ‘Adventure Sport’ decal, a projector headlight and rear fender carried from current-gen Pulsar 150/180/220. It gets an extended visor which is a essential feature on touring motorcycle for better wind protection and reduce wind noise.
The Pulsar 200AS gets a 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, DTS-i motor that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This carbureted engine employs triple spark plugs and produces 23.5 PS of power with 18.35 Nm of torque.
On the other hand, Bajaj Pulsar 150AS comes with a 149.5 cc single-cylinder, twin-spark, 4-valve, air-cooled, DTS-i engine which produces 17 PS of power with 13 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox (regular Pulsar 150 has 5-speed gearbox). This is 2 PS and 0.5 Nm more than what the existing Pulsar 150 delivers.
At the launch, Mr. Eric Vas, President – Motorcycles Business, Bajaj Auto, said –
“The Pulsar Adventure Sport series will be a delight to young bikers who want to fulfil their need of daily city riding, while at the same time desire to explore our vast and incredible outdoors over the weekends. These new generation bikes are a winning combination of easy handling in traffic and raw brutal power when one needs it. The AS200 and AS150 truly define our customer’s spirit that adventure never stops.”
He further commented, “We have always led on product initiatives and have continuously expanded the Pulsar range to cater to the various consumer preferences in the Sports segment. The Adventure Sports series will further expand and grow this segment by offering a product which matches up to the new age consumer’s lifestyle and riding requirements.”
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